Hitman 3

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Not to be confused with Hitman: Contracts.

HITMAN 3 cover
IO Interactive
Glacier 2
Release dates
Windows January 20, 2021
Metacritic 87
OpenCritic 86
Series Hitman
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Hitman 3 on IGDB
Hitman 3 on MobyGames
Hitman 3 on Wikipedia
Hitman: Codename 47 2000
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin 2002
Hitman: Contracts 2004
Hitman: Blood Money 2006
Hitman: Sniper Challenge 2012
Hitman: Absolution 2012
Hitman GO 2015
Hitman 2016
Hitman 2 2018
Hitman 3 2021

Hitman 3 (stylized as HITMAN III) is the eighth main game in the Hitman series, and the third game in the "World of Assassination trilogy." Levels from the two previous games can be played within Hitman 3 by using "Access Passes" (previously called the "Legacy Pack" in Hitman 2) with upgrades to lighting, reflections, physics, etc.

Importing levels from Hitman 2 and its 2016 Legacy Pack from Steam can be done here. See the Player Guide by IO Interactive for more information.

General information

Official forum
Official support threads


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
Green Man Gaming
Epic Games Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
Humble Store
Epic Games Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available
The game requires a constant internet connection for some features to work properly (Contracts mode and Challenge progression). The game makes a distinction between online and offline saves; online saves cannot be loaded while offline, and offline saves loaded while online will put the game into offline mode.[1]
VR mode is exclusive to PlayStation 4.

Version differences[edit]

Deluxe Edition includes the Deluxe Pack DLC.


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Deluxe Pack Purchasing the Deluxe Pack will grant access to Deluxe Escalation Contracts, Deluxe Suits and Items, Digital Soundtracks for all three games in the World of Assassination trilogy, Digital “World of HITMAN” Book, and Director Commentaries for each mission.
Access Pass: HITMAN 1 GOTY Edition Purchasing this Access Pass will grant access to the locations from Hitman 2016 GOTY Edition.
This will be granted to those who purchase Hitman 3 within 10 days of launch or those who own Hitman 2016 on the Epic Games Store. Owners of Hitman 2016 on Steam will receive this pass for free at a later date.[2]
Access Pass: HITMAN 2 Standard Purchasing this Access Pass will grant access to the locations from Hitman 2 Standard Edition.
Owners of Hitman 2 Standard Edition on Steam will receive this pass for free at a later date.[2]
Access Pass: HITMAN 2 Gold Purchasing this Access Pass will grant access to the locations from Hitman 2 Gold Edition.
Owners of Hitman 2 Gold Edition on Steam will receive this pass for free at a later date.[2]
Access Pass: HITMAN 2 Expansion Purchasing this Access Pass will grant access to the locations from Hitman 2 Expansion Pass, which upgrades Hitman 2 Standard Edition to Hitman 2 Gold Edition.
Owning Hitman on Epic Games Store and purchasing Hitman 3 grants free access to the Hitman 2016 Access Pass containing levels and other content from the 2016 title. Owners of all versions of Hitman 2 on Steam can receive free Access Passes for 2016 (requires legacy pack on Steam) and 2 by going here Similarly, Game Progress (gear unlocks, location mastery, etc.) can be imported from Hitman 2 on Steam to Hitman 3 on Epic Games Store, though this can only be done once.[2]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip launcher[edit]

Use the -skip_launcher command line argument

Skip intro[edit]

Download the Skip Intro mod for your game build

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IO Interactive\HITMAN3

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\IO Interactive\Epic\<user-id>\HITMAN3

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher


External graphics settings.
External graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Can be changed via cheat table: FOV Changer
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Labeled Fullscreen in the options.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 2.0x SSAA. Values less than 1.0x can be used via changing the 'SuperSampling' string in regedit. Change it to 500 for 50% rendering, 600 for 60%, etc.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Limited to exclusive full screen mode. Resets to Off if launched in borderless.[3]
Ray tracing
Set to support ray tracing "later in 2021." [4]


Keyboard and mouse settings.
Keyboard and mouse settings.
Controls settings.
Controls settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Hotplug is supported, but only first connected controller can be used
Full controller support
If multiple controllers are connected and the active one is unplugged, any remaining controller must be unplugged and replugged for it to be picked up as active again.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Including full support for DualSense
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
it does change the shape, but not the color
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Language settings.
Language settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Effects, Music, Dialogue
Surround sound
Size option
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation by «ZoG Forum Team», download.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op, Versus
Co-op is available through Sniper Assassin maps

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Can also manually invite a player.

Can't connect servers[edit]

Anti-virus' web security may block a secure connection to the Hitman's servers.
Disable your anti-virus' "Web Security" feature
Otherwise, a real-time health status of HITMAN™ services is available here : https://hitmanstat.us/

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX, SpeedTree
Audio Wwise
Interface Autodesk Scaleform
Input libScePad, 3DRudder libScePad includes support for DualSense
Multiplayer Epic Online Services

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2500K
AMD Phenom II X4 940
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 80 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7870
DirectX 12 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Verified by User:Tenbeat on 2021-01-22
    Verified by disconnecting from internet, though there are no elusive targets yet. Same restrictions as Hitman 2016 and Hitman 2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 HITMAN 3 – Player Guide
  3. Verified by User:13xforever1 on 2021-01-21
    It's easy to test with in-game settings, when you switch to Fullscreen, HDR menu option disappears.
  4. IOI x Intel - last accessed on 2021-01-27